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September 8, 2022

Equitable Growth names Shayna Strom as interim president and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that Shayna Strom has been named its interim president and CEO. Strom comes to the organization with decades of experience bridging nonprofits, government, philanthropy, and academia, along with a deep commitment to fostering economic growth by addressing inequality. “I am honored […]

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August 30, 2022

Equitable Growth awards more than $1 million to explore how inequality affects economic growth and stability

2022 grants strengthen research base on racial stratification, with focus on economic well-being for workers and families CONTACT:Katie Wilcoxson, kwilcoxson@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today it will award research grants totaling more than $1 million to investigate how inequality affects economic growth and stability. “Each and every one of our grantees […]

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August 16, 2022

Equitable Growth responds to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Katie Wilcoxson, kwilcoxson@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden today signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which will provide $430 billion in funding for historic investments in combating climate change, lowering healthcare costs, and targeted tax reform. The new law will help Americans fight the impact of inflation by decreasing the cost of energy, […]

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June 10, 2022

Equitable Growth CEO to depart, search for new CEO underway

CONTACT: Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonprofit research and grantmaking institution dedicated to accelerating research on how economic inequality affects growth and stability, announced today that President and CEO Michelle Holder will step down from her role, effective July 7, 2022.  “My time at Equitable Growth has been […]

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November 15, 2021

Equitable Growth president and CEO responds to passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – President Biden today signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, providing $1.2 trillion in new government investments to create millions of jobs, increase U.S. economic competitiveness abroad, and help address the climate crisis. This once-in-a-generation physical infrastructure investment is part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, which […]

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October 13, 2021

Equitable Growth ratifies collective bargaining agreement with Nonprofit Professional Employees Union

CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth has officially ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70. The agreement, which was ratified on August 14, includes improvements in pay equity, paid time off, and retirement contributions. “I am proud to officially call the Washington Center for […]

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August 30, 2021

Washington Center for Equitable Growth awards $1.3 million to scholars exploring the connection between economic inequality and growth

2021 grants emphasize the impact of structural racism on inequality, economic mobility, and market concentration, with expanded exploration of child care and climate issues CONTACT:Katie Wilcoxson, kwilcoxson@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today it will award research grants totaling $1,392,795 to generate evidence on the ways that inequality affects economic growth and […]

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August 3, 2021

Byron Auguste joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

CONTACT:Elena Waskey, ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that economist Byron Auguste, co-founder and CEO of Opportunity@Work, has joined the organization’s Steering Committee to help guide the organization’s efforts to study how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability, and to build a new narrative about what makes the U.S. […]

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June 24, 2021

Equitable Growth names economist Michelle Holder as new CEO

Holder will take the reins at 7-year-old nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to accelerating research on how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Elena Waskey, 410-598-7532ewaskey@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth Board of Directors today announced that economist Michelle Holder has been named its new president and CEO. Holder […]

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April 6, 2021

More than 200 economists to Congress: Seize “historic opportunity to make long-overdue public investments” to boost economic growth

Led by Hilary Hoynes, Trevon Logan, Atif Mian, William Spriggs, statement implores Congress to “invest in a prosperous and equitable future” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Erica Handloff, 202-746-5747ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org WASHINGTON – Today, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth released a statement urging Congress to prioritize “robust and sustained investment in physical and care infrastructure along with science […]